Friday, May 18, 2018

Living the Dream with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here. Today I have a beautiful Mother's Day layout using Quick Quotes' new Spring Showers collection.


This page was super easy to create. Here is the step-by-step:
  • Start with a 12" x 12" Spring Showers 102. Ink edges with Feather Gray and Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. (Note: all papers were chalked with these inks.)
 
  • Cut a 7.25" x 10" rectangle from Spring Showers 103. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Cut a 3.5" x 11.5" banner from Spring Showers 102. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Print 2 photos with Canon Photo Printer.
  • Mat photos with Spring Showers 105. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Add title from Farm House 600. Ink edges and adhere.  
 
  • Fussy cut large flower bouquet from Spring Showers 100. Ink edges and adhere with Foam Squares for dimension.
 
  • Finish with journaling at the bottom.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Feather Gray and Capri Blue

Canon Products:
Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Selphy High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set


Don't forget about our Challenge 87, which is all about adding dimension to your projects, like I did with the floral bouquet. Your can check it out here. There is a $25 gift certificate to Quick Quotes up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
June

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let's Swim with Neva!

Good morning Quick Quotes aficionados, summer is coming!

Neva here to share a layout using Spring Showers. Originally, I planned to use 103 for both the dots and argyle pattern, but the stripes of 101 really popped against the brick red coloring of the pool deck in the photos.
 
  • Both Spring Showers 101 and 103 are trimmed to 10 ½” squares, and 2” are trimmed from each.
  • The saying on the left is trimmed from the 12” x 12” Far and Away Quotes & Phrases.
  •  A color stripe on the right is trimmed from Navigator 105, it just happens to be very close in color. It's great when collections can be mixed and matched.
  • The journaling strips are cut from Spring Showers 102.
  • All sections are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Capri Blue.
  • The sections are adhered together on matching cardstock.
  • The decorative loops are die cut from Spring Showers 104.
    • A little secret here, I accidentally die cut the loops while working on another layout and saved it, happily discovering it was great for this layout
  • The title is die cut from Spring Showers 104.
 
 
I found that the Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts are a great match; not only in color but also complement the fun theme of the layout. The close-up also shows the Far and Away 500, Quotes and Phrases.
 
 
 
A close-up that shows the matching stripe from Navigator 105 and another Chipboard Die Cut.
 
 
 
The white wash of Spring Showers 102 is great for journaling. 
 
 
 
The pop of color from Spring Showers 104 is perfect for the title of this layout. It also adds a visual interest of triangle of color between the two sides of the double page layout.
 
I enjoy how the elements of several collections can work together for a great layout. 
 
Quick Quotes Products:
 
Other Products:
Aqua Cardstock by DCWV
Loops & Rick Rack by Sizzix
Moxie Classic by Quickutz
Ocean Zig Writer
 
Thanks so much for joining us today here at Quick Quotes. 
~ Neva
 
 
 
  
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sister Fun with Dorlene!

Hi there! It's Dorlene here to host the blog again.  I completed my layouts for my San Antonio trip.

I used each patterned paper from the Secret Garden collection. This collection is so perfect for my photos. Before putting these layouts together, I inked the edges of all the cut paper pieces using PowderPuff Chalk Inks. The inks used are Deep Sea, Lipstick, Cactus, Light Moss, Bermuda, Vanilla Cream and Island Orange.


I used my Cricut and the Ole cartridge to cut out the margarita, skeleton, photo mat and the piñatas. All the papers used are from the Secret Garden collection with the exception of the solid cardstocks. The light green which is the back of 101. I just love the bright colors and color scheme of this paper collection.

I’m sharing three different fun and colorful layouts I made using this collection.

The first layout was made by using the back sides of 102 and 104. The light green paper is the backside of 101.
  • I started by inking with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink
  • It just looked a bit too dark so I swiped Island Orange ink over the Lipstick and gave it just the right amount of color and grunginess.
  • The light green strip is inked with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • I used both Light Moss and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Inks for the margarita.
  • I love the contrast between the orange and light green papers and by adding the green strip to the left, it balances the page.



  • I used 102 for the base of this layout and a strip of teal cardstock inked with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The red/yellow mats are inked with Lipstick and Vanilla Cream PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
  • I layered different labels from my stash to create a base for my skeleton.
  • Added some enamel dots and words/quote that I created myself using sticker paper and my computer.
  • Don’t you just love that skeleton! He’s so perfect for this page!


This last layout was inked with Deep Sea around the striped base paper and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink around the photo mats. I also used Deep Sea along the edges of the Texas paper.



I had a lot of fun creating these layouts for our San Antonio trip! Using the Secret Garden paper collection really made it easy. All the papers coordinate and they are so pretty!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden (Coming Soon!)

Other Products:
Enamel Dots by Queen and Company
Cork Arrow by Fun Stampers Journey
Solid Cardstock from my stash
Various Labels from my stash
Fine Point Sharpie
 
Thanks so much for stopping on over!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Club Q Inspiration with Rebecca!

Hi, everyone! It's Rebecca, hosting today's blog post.

Club Q is a wonderful way to receive monthly classes delivered right to your door. You can choose Layouts, Altered kits or the Ultimate Combo. Complete with fully illustrated instructions, you can complete projects very quickly and easily.

You don't "have" to follow the layout instructions...just let your creativity flow! That is what I did for the following layout.


                                                                         "Spring"

  • I chose to ink the white chipboard frames with Desert Sun. 
  • I added my photos to the frames.
  • Next, I took the laser cut "hearts" and snipped them in half.
  • I rolled the half-hearts to give them added dimension.
  • Using a circle in the kit, I began to layer each of the petals as shown in the photo.
  • I used the larger "hearts" and filled in between the smaller ones.
  • I glued the last set from behind. 
  • I added foam tape and the second circle from the kit, along with the white button.
  • I used the larger "hearts" and made a butterfly. Free hand cutting for the body.
  • I used the hearts in a cluster to make a different style flower.
  • I cut apart the green "hearts" to make more accent petals.
  • Finally, I drew petals on the scraps for larger petals. I chose to roll, add veins and ink each petal.
Here are the accents up close.

Left side of layout.

Right side of layout.



Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cactus, Lipstick, Desert Sun, Royal Blue and Mocha Mama

Club Q offers so much in one package!  If you haven't tried it yet, you should!  Great projects delivered right to your door. 

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Edge of the Sea with Alicia!

Alicia blogging today with a layout from my January vacation.  I love watery vacations! 

The Navigator papers were just perfect for documenting my experience.  I used several leftover die cuts from the April Club Q layouts.  I also used several pieces from Navigator 500 Quotes and Phrases.  I inked all edges generously with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.



I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer to print just the right pictures to scrap. In this area of the resort the waves crash against rocks and make for quite a splash zone. I took dozens of pictures to try and capture the perfect spray of water. 

Do you remember long, long ago when you had to wait until you printed the entire roll of film to even determine if you captured good pictures?  We have come a long way and it is so easy to print off just the perfect pictures at home with fantastic quality.



I finished off my layout with some netting and seashells. I used pop dots to bring the quote pieces up off the page and over the fiber. It is a little bulky and I don't scrap every page like this but it just finished off this layout so beautifully.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack (102, 103 and 105)
Navigator 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:BermudaSandy Shore and Tropical Punch
April Club Q Pieces

Canon Products:
PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer
PGI 250XL CLI 251XL 6 Color Value Pack

Other Products:
Seashells and Fiber
Ink Pen and Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Alicia


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Friday, May 11, 2018

May Club Q with Louise!

Happy Friday Quick Quotes readers, Louise here today!

Mother's Day is two days away, are you ready?  Here is a Mother's Day gift I made using this month's awesome Club Q kit.


The box book is very easy to make by following the instructions that come with the kit. The kit actually makes 2 boxes and 2 books so you can mix and match the pieces to get the color scheme that you prefer. My Mom likes green better than red, so I chose to use more of the green pieces on this one. All the papers in the box are edged with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Navy or Cactus.

You can see the box construction in these photos:


The box contains a little accordion book which can hold 5 photos. I chose photos from the past few months that are special memories for my Mom.

In the past, my Mom displayed the mini-albums I gave her in her living room. I wanted her to be able display the accordion book with the photos showing, so I made it horizontally.


I wanted some of the photos to be larger than others, so I cut some of green mats larger than indicated in the instructions. There was plenty of green paper in the kit so this wasn't an issue. In case you want to do this with your kit, the larger mats are 3 1/2 by 5 inches.

I added lots of phrases from the quotes and phrases sheet that came with the kit, it was easy because they said all the right things.



I made the matching card using scraps leftover from this project. I added the red flower from one of the layout kits in this month's Club Q. There are still plenty of flowers left that I can use on the layouts, and I thought it added a lot to the card.

The petals are inked in Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  I stamped the word "Mom" with Navy PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy, Cactus and Lipstick

Other Products:
Mom Stamp by Powerpoppy
Card Base

Happy Mother's Day!
~Louise
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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother's Day Inspiration with June

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today. With Mother's Day fast approaching, I have a beautiful and easy card using Quick Quotes' new Secret Garden collection.


This card is super easy to create. Here is the step-by-step:
  • Create the double-matted card base with Secret Garden 100, 103 and 104. Edge with PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Lipstick or Bermuda.
  • Fussy cut flower clusters from Secret Garden 100. Edge with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
  • Fussy cut extra red flowers, edge with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalking Ink, and pop dot.
 
  • Stamp and emboss "Happy" and "Day".
  • Die cut two "M"s from Secret Garden 100. Edge with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink. Adhere.
  • Finish off the card with jewel drops on flower centers and leaves.
Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack *coming soon*
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Bermuda, Warm Gray and Lipstick

Other Products:
Sentiment Stamps by Hero Arts
Jewel Drops by Nuvo
Clear Embossing Powder
Pop Dots by 3L

Thanks for stopping by and happy Mother's Day!
-June
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mother's Day Inspiration with Neva!

Hello, Neva here to share a layout showcasing a favorite photo from a few years ago. The colors of the photo lead me to use a selection of Whistlin' Dixie papers from the great paper collection by Quick Quotes.



The background of 103 has an elegant vintage feel so I decided to incorporate embellishments to reflect the look.
  • A large die cut from 106 provides an area for the title and journaling. 
  • The edges are inked with Powder Puff Chalking in Kokomo. 
  • Lace is added to one side of the die cut. 
  • The title is die cut from coordinating red card stock. 
  • The journaling is added after the layout is adhered together. 
  • The photo is matted with the reverse side of 106 also edged in Kokomo. 

I selected two sentiments from 500 and die cut the circle and rounded the corners of the rectangle. Both of these are adhered by thin foam adhesive to add a bit of dimension.


The finishing touches are small bows and adhesive pearl embellishments added to complete a visual interest triangle.

The coordinating papers of a collection make it easy to put together a cohesive layout in a short time period. This single page layout took about 30 minutes but is very elegant due to the wonderful background.


Quick Quotes Products:
Whistlin' Dixie: 103, 106, and 500
Kokomo PowderPuff Chalk Ink


Other Products
Grand Labels Four by Spellbinders
Classic Circles Large by Spellbinders
Corner Rounder
Brown/Cream Lace Scrap Pack by The Paper Studio
Adhesive Faux Pearls by Recollections
Ribbon by Offray


Thanks for stopping by and I hope this layout has inspired you to consider how Quick Quotes patterns easily create quick and stunning layouts for your scrapbooks!

~ Neva
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Monday, May 7, 2018

Clean Up with Connie!

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page using the 49 Shades of Grey Collection and my iP8720 Canon Printer.  They pair up beautifully!!!


I started with a vintage photo about a 3"x4".  I scanned it in my computor and printed it out as a 5"x7" using my iP8720 Canon Printer.  I was really happy the details that came through by enlarging the photo.  I saw things in the photo that I had not noticed before.  


I stamped the car image on white cardstock and colored it with PowderPuff Chalk Ink. So easy and it looks great!!!


I use a Q-tip for quick and easy clean-up!


Strips of paper were punched using a scallop border punch to enhance the photo area. The borders were shaded with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.


A pocket was created and embellished to hold the journal card.  Stickers and die cuts were used from the 49 Shades of Grey Collection.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
49 Shades of Grey Collection
49 Shades of Grey: Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: CactusMidnight Confessions and Key Largo
Canon Products:
Canon iP8720 Printer
Canon Photo Paper

Other Products:
Darkroom Door Stamps
Buttons Galore and More
Beacon
Stickers for Title

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday Challenge 87!

Hi there it’s Dorlene here to host the Friday Challenge 87 for May! Can you believe it's May?!

Before we get to the new challenge, we have our winner announcement to make from the April Challenge 86 "Include a Fold!".

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Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:


 


Congratulations!!!


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"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

#3 - Maria

#5 - Chris


#1 - Deonna


They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


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I’d like to challenge you to use a 3D element in your project this month. It can be any project from a scrapbook layout, card or anything else you are inspired to create.

I created a card which I will be giving to my friend’s daughter for her graduation. I love this quote from the Farmhouse 500 sheet, “You were made for amazing things.” I cut this from the full 12x12 sheet, inked with Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink and attached to the inked and layered patterned papers.

The papers for this card is the front and back sides of the Spring Showers 102. I inked each piece with Tropical Punch and Island Orange PowderPuff Chalk Inks.


The curved floral piece, butterflies, and pearls were all from one of the kits in the March Club Q. I inked each butterfly with either Vanilla Cream, Tropical Punch or Island Orange PowderPuff Chalk inks and then placed a flat back pearl to each. The larger butterfly is attached in the center (body) to allow the wings to be up.



The Tropical Punch butterfly is adhered flat on one side and wings up on the other. Before adhering the panel to the card base, I wrapped some natural twine around it and tied a three loop bow.
 


Did you notice, this card had no stamping, just Quick Quotes products! I think it’s so pretty and I love the sentiment!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool GrayIsland OrangeTropical Punch and Vanilla Cream

Now it’s your turn, create a project using a 3D element and link it to our May monthly challenge.

Have fun!

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The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Add Dimension!"
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes some Dimension - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 5/25.

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  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
 
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
 
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or scrapbook.com.
  • The Linky Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.

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(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
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